Community

We’re In This Together: Black Press Media puts callout for feel-good community stories

We want to tell uplifting stories you’ve seen in your community during the pandemic

Health: Is home confinement a good time to try fasting?

Today, nearly all of us are in enforced home confinement due to…

  • Apr 14, 2020

Family: Learning new things during coronavirus

Living through COVID-19 has taught me many things. Mostly, it has taught…

  • Apr 14, 2020

Health: The perfect storm for hypertension

It’s a devastating time. A pandemic and economic disaster rolled into one…

  • Apr 7, 2020

Sylvan Lake residents howling to support essential workers

The Town of Sylvan Lake has asked its residents to join the…

Sylvan Lake mom says transition to at-home learning going well

Melissa Hicks’ sons, Jackson and Parker, are students at École Our Lady of the Rosary School

Sylvan Lake photographer captures family life from the front steps

Deb McNeil is taking porch portraits to share the uniqueness of families during COVID-19

Dancer’s Edge studio moves to online classes due to COVID-19

Studio looks to bring normalcy to dance students

Family: It is the best of times, it is the worst of times

At the Mielke household in Sylvan Lake, it is difficult to tell…

  • Mar 24, 2020

Nowco Home Hardware supports Lacombe Food Bank during COVID-19 pandemic

Store creates viral video and toilet paper contest to encourage Food Bank donations

Sylvan Lake support groups cancel in-person meetings

AA and TOPS will continue to offer support online and by phone during outbreak

Central Alberta welder turning railroad spikes into art

Aaron Knight says he “fell into” the new passion six months ago

COVID-19: Christmas returns to Sylvan Lake as light displays turned on again

Sylvan Lakers have turned on their holiday lights to bring joy during a dark time

QUIZ: Are you ready for spring?

To mark the first day of spring, take this short 10-question quiz

  • Mar 19, 2020

Gardening: Taking a break from the winter

Looking for a break from winter and dream of summer without leaving…

  • Feb 27, 2020

Mielke: Wild roses, barbed wire and birthdays

What do barbed wire fences and wild roses have in common? Well,…

  • Feb 24, 2020

Gardening: Succulents are popular house plants

Succulents are easy to distinguish form other plants as they have thick,…

  • Feb 19, 2020

Mielke: Small town Alberta great place to live

There is something to be said for living in small town, Alberta.…

  • Feb 17, 2020

Gardening: Roses aren’t the only option for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest days in the floral industry.…

  • Feb 12, 2020

Thousands of reasons to support the food bank

Supporting your local food bank couldn’t be easier

  • Feb 12, 2020